Amit Shah (born 22 October 1964) is an Indian politician who is currently serving as President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Shah was elected as an MLA from Sarkhej in four consecutive elections: 1997 (by-election), 1998, 2002 and 2007. He is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and held a number of portfolios in the state government during Modis tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was MLA from Naranpura, elected in the 2012 elections.
Shah was the BJPs in-charge for Indias largest and politically most crucial state, Uttar Pradesh, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP and its allies swept the entire state, registering their best ever performance, by winning 73 out of 80 seats. As a result, Shah rose to national prominence and was appointed as the partys national president in July 2014.Under his leadership, the BJP achieved success in Legislative Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and Assam in 2016, but lost the elections in Delhi, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, he led the party towards a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and marked the partys strong debut in Manipur, but the Akali-BJP alliance lost power in Punjab.